The geese are back! Every year flocks of Canada Geese make their way back to our lawns and while they are beautiful to look at, they are very detrimental to your property. They leave behind an abundance of droppings, which can be a health hazard, and feathers. Geese graze relentlessly on your lawn and vegetation leaving bald spots in your yard and piles of poop to clean up. Keep these birds away from your house with bird control products.Read More
5/10/13 7:43 AM
You just painted your fence—all 150 feet of it. It looks beautiful, a gleaming testament to your hard work. But now the birds have come. Perching and preening and studying the lay of your backyard. And while they’re busy, they start to drop their loads, streaking your beautiful freshly painted fence with unsightly droppings for the world to see. You get out the garden hose and you attack. The birds flee and you wash and scrub until the streaks are almost gone. But you realize that they will be back. You can’t stand guard with a hose in your hand 24/7. The birds know that. And you know it. So being smarter than the birds, you arm yourself with the latest bird proofing devices man in his infinite wisdom has developed. The deterrents that ornithologists and commerce have teamed up to create.Read More
4/11/13 8:07 AM
Brace yourself, the cicada swarm is coming. Cicadas are on their way to attack your plants and trees. For the most part, Cicadas are harmless; however, the damage they leave behind can be catastrophic. Cicadas emerge from the ground by the thousands with a very specific agenda – to mate. This year, Brood II – which originally debuted in 1996 – is on its way, making now the ideal time to protect your yard and garden.Read More
4/4/13 11:40 AM
Bug Music is a book that was written about how insects gave us rhythm and noise. This book is about spring 2013, and the cicadas in the Northeaster area of the United States. It is about how, yet again, the cicadas will emerge. They will emerge from their 17th year gestational cycle, the longest of any animal.Read More
1/23/13 3:05 PM
Recent claims that infrasounds can successfully deter birds from airports and other areas require further testing and verification. Ornithologists have known for decades that pigeons, and perhaps other birds, can detect infrasounds—low frequency sounds below 20 Hertz that are produced by severe weather, earthquakes, lightning, and explosions.Read More
11/6/12 11:53 AM
Northern Illinois University has been invaded by geese. The fearless birds seem to be everywhere on campus, walking on the sidewalk outside DuSable, paying no mind to buses and cars, picking at trash on the ground--the problems are almost too numerous to mention.Read More
10/29/12 8:20 AM
Flocks of angry birds have been dive bombing residents of Noe Valley, an otherwise peaceful neighborhood in the central part of San Francisco.
The tiny little black sparrows have been sneaking up behind unsuspecting victims, flying into their heads, taking a few pecks and taking off. One resident who was attacked said the sparrows kept coming—in 24th between Castro and Diamond and then on 23rd and Diamond. A recent twitter reported birds attacking people just past Barney's on 24th between Diamond and Castro. One resident even saw a sign at a playground at the Upper Noe Recreation Center that reads: "Beware of attack birds! Incidents of small black birds pecking at public." This is no way to greet park patrons.Read More
10/3/12 11:30 AM
Bird strikes at airports are not uncommon and can end in tragedy. The Telegraph recently reported a plane crash in Napal that took the lives of 19 people when a vulture flew into one of the engines as the plane was taking off. Tragedies like these underscore the importance of effective bird control. Civil Aviation Authority officials noted that the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after the plane’s front engine had been hit by a bird and ceased to function. After trying to start a second engine, the damaged engine burst into flames. When the pilot attempted to land in the nearby Monahara River (to snuff out the flames), the plane crashed into a soccer field on the riverbank and was engulfed in thick, black flames. The plane crashed just 500 meters from the airport. Luckily no one was on the ground in the plane’s path. It took firefighters over 40 minutes to extinguish the flames. It was later determined that the bird was not sucked into the engine, but hit the right side propeller. A local engineer noted that 90 percent of bird strikes occur during takeoff. Bird collisions can result in aircraft damage, especially if the bird is large and is ingested into a jet engine. In this case, a bird will damage a fan blade in the engine, which causes adjacent blades to displace and impact all the blades in the engine. Without effective bird control measures, airports are literally at the mercy of pest birds. Keeping Aircraft Hangars Bird Free With Bird Netting Since most aircraft hangars are wide open during operating hours, birds can easily flock around door openings, overhangs, eaves, canopies, support beams and other lofty areas. Birds attracted to hangars include European starlings, house sparrows and pigeons. Once they begin to nest inside, their droppings and nesting materials can easily fall onto aircraft engines, maintenance and testing areas, and parts storage bays. Parts contaminated with bird debris can fail during testing and even cause mishaps during flight. Workers can also slip and fall on bird droppings. One popular bird deterrent currently used to keep birds out of aircraft hangars is Heavy Duty Bird Netting. Correctly installed by Authorized Bird Control Installers, bird netting effectively prevents birds from accessing sensitive areas. Heavy duty bird netting comes in a variety of mesh sizes. To block out pigeons or seagulls, consider using 1-1/8- to 2-inch mesh size netting. To seal out smaller birds like sparrows, a 3/4-inch mesh netting is recommended. Bird control experts will tell you that it’s important to specify high quality netting. The best heavy duty netting is made of high-strength polyethylene. One manufacturer offers netting that has a burst strength of up to 40 pounds. It meets ISO 1806 and 9001 protocols, is UV stabilized, flame resistant and rot- and water-proof. The best netting will have a 250-degree Fahrenheit melting point and will also remain intact in "sub-zero" temperatures. This netting is black, comes with a 10-year guarantee and is virtually invisible when properly installed. Installing heavy duty netting in aircraft hangars should be done properly by Authorized Bird Control Installers. Such installations typically require thousands of square feet of netting. For example, to properly install the netting horizontally across an entire hangar ceiling, special boom lifts and power gear are required. Improperly installed netting can droop and sag, allowing birds to enter through spaces. Heavy Duty Pond Netting for Wetland Areas Properly installed, Heavy Duty Pond Netting creates a physical barrier that prevents migratory birds from landing in ponds or other water areas around aviation facilities. The netting is made from a durable, UV-stabilized Dupont® knotted mesh nylon and designed for prolonged use in harsh environments. The netting comes in large stock sizes and custom cuts. Mesh sizes vary from 3/4” to 4” to exclude a variety of large and medium sized migrating birds. Avian Control™ Bird Repellent Ideal for repelling birds from large expansive areas like airports, Avian Control™ Bird Repellent is a non-toxic solution that discourages geese, gulls ducks starlings and other birds from gathering and grazing. Avian Control’s unique patent pending formula irritates the mucous membranes of birds, yet it's harmless to birds, pets and people (all ingredients are considered “Generally Regarded As Safe” by the FDA). It lasts up to three times longer than other goose deterrents. The repellent can be sprayed and is highly economical when fogged (fogging uses just 12 to 16 ounces per acre). Avian Control™ should be applied by a licensed pest control operator. For additional advice on how to prevent bird strikes at your airport, consult an expert like the folks at Bird-B-Gone.
8/17/12 1:28 PM
Recently, the Peach Drive neighborhood of New Jersey saw as many as 60 small black birds fall from the sky onto the street. Many birds attempted to rise and fly but just fell to earth again. Some birds simply dropped dead while eating at bird feeders.
This problem could have been avoided had Ingraldi Farms used bird deterrent products that are safe, humane and effective.Read More
6/12/12 3:00 PM
A former chef at the Villa Victor in Syosset who claimed he was attacked by a goose sued the restaurant for $1 million. Richard Braue insisted that he was standing by a pond on the restaurant’s property when he was charged by a Canada goose. In a fruitless attempt to stay clear of the attacking goose, Braue fell and broke his back.
In Jacksonville, Florida, a goose created somewhat of a ruckus outside an office building on Salisbury Road. Having built its nest near the perimeter of the building, the goose attacked passersby. Some say the bird is just protecting its nest. But police recently reported that the goose actually bit a woman’s ear.Read More
6/12/12 2:38 PM
Lately, you’ve noticed some really big birds swarming around your property. One look at these bad boys and you know you’re in for some serious bird droppings, noise, debris and perhaps even an attack or two on your dog or cat. You whip out your BB gun, take a few down and they scatter. But the next day they’re back with a vengeance, as if to pay you back for “taking out” a few of their own. They’ve also dropped a load or two on your car, boat and BBQ. After spending considerable time, soap, disinfectant and some major elbow grease in removing the acidic droppings, you realize short-term measures simply won’t do. Time to get some serious non-lethal bird control—time for Stainless Steel Bird Spikes.Read More
6/12/12 2:29 PM
An influx of feral pigeons is causing a problem in one of Christchurch’s most popular heritage sites.
Riccarton House and Bush manager Rob Dally said thepigeons have become an extreme pest in the past few months, spreading disease and threatening other native species.